This wall was painted to protect it, but the paint made it worse. The problem was not solved until
gaskets were installed around the indoor electrical outlets.
It's very common nowadays to see a band of deteriorated brick on the top of a house—usually about
six inches above the newly insulated ceiling.
Brick is a sturdy, good-looking exterior
finish. But it also is easily destroyed and can
look very run-down. All too often we work
on a house without realizing the effect it can
have on exterior brick, or we attempt to
maintain it and unintentionally make things
First, how does a brick wall work when it
is working well? Brick